November 2010

Nov. 24

Campus members were among the presenters at the Nov. 4-7 National Association for Student Personnel Administrators Western Regional Conference in Portland, including: David McKenzie, Humanities and Social Sciences, and Rochelle Woods, Natural Sciences and Mathematics, “Navigating Both Sides of the Academy: The Assistant Dean for Student Affairs Model”; Ronni Sanlo, Educational Leadership, “Progressive Pathway to the Genius in You!”; Kandy Mink Salas, Dean of Students, “NASPA Public Policy Update”; Lea Jarnagin, Student Affairs, and Serena Cline, New Student Programs, “Pathway to Strategic Co-Curricular Learning Assessment”; and Salas and Sandra Rhoten, Dean of Students, “Students of Concern: Identifying a Response for Your Campus.”

Michael LaCour-Little, Finance, was honored with the Best Paper Award from the American Real Estate Society for his article “The Pricing of Mortgages by Brokers: An Agency Problem” published in Vol. 31, No. 2 (2009) of Journal of Real Estate Research. LaCour-Little and department associate Jing Yang delivered a paper on “Taking the Lie Out of Liar Loans” at the society’s 2010 annual meeting April 14-17 in Naples, Fla.

Kristin Kleinjans, Economics, wrote “An Economic Analysis of Identity and Career Choice” published in the January issue of Economic Inquiry. She also authored “Family Background and Gender Differences in Educational Expectations” in Vol. 107, Issue 2 of and co-authored “Intertemporal Consumption With Directly Measured Welfare Functions and Subjective Expectations” published in the October 2009 issue of the Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization.

Betty Chavis, Accounting, is a member of the California Board of Accountancy's newly established Accounting Education Committee.

Martin Bonsangue, Mathematics, and Chris Renne, Center for Careers in Teaching, with Cher Carrera of Santa Ana College, co-presented a paper titled “Supplemental Instruction Workshops in Gateway STEM Courses at Cal State Fullerton and Santa Ana College” at the Sept. 20 National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students’ Creating Pathways for STEM Transfer Student Success conference in Asheville, N.C.

Nov. 19

President Milton A. Gordon has named:

Ronald H. Pahl, emeritus professor of secondary education, in recognition of 21 years of service during which he served as department chair and led the Fullerton International Resources for Schools and Teachers project.

John R. Clymer, emeritus professor of electrical engineering. Clymer joined the campus in 1982.

Gerald Hoth, emeritus professor of accounting for 21 years of service.

Dorte Christjansen, emeritus professor of art, for 21 years of service, including service as coordinator of the art education bachelor degree program.

Donald Lagerberg, emeritus professor of art, for 42 years of service, including tenures as department chair and coordinator of the drawing and painting concentration.

Nov. 16

Dana Loewy, Business Writing, co-authored the seventh edition of “Business Communication: Process and Product” with Mary Ellen Guffey of Pierce College. The book was published earlier this year by Cenage Learning.

Thomas Schwarz, Management, has received the Family Firm Institute Certificate in Family Business Advising with Fellowship Status. In order to earn the certificate, the applicant must be a member of the Family Firm Institute, apply to the certificate program and attend three seminars and complete post-course requirements, work with a mentor on two case studies and attend FFI conferences. In order to become an FFI fellow, the certificate holder also must have been a institute member for 10 years and presented at conference or written for the Family Business Review.

Jason Teven, Human Communication Studies, co-authored “Updating Relationships Between Communication Traits and Communication Competence” in the July issue of Communication Research Reports and was the writer of “The Effects of Supervisor Nonverbal Immediacy and Power Use on Employees’ Ratings of Credibility and Affect for the Supervisor” in Vol. 13, Issue 1 of Human Communication. Teven also authored a book review of “The 2008 Presidential Campaign: A Communication Perspective” in Vol. 40, Issue 3 of Presidential Studies Quarterly.

Nov. 10

Zair Ibragimov, Mathematics, gave talks on “Canonical Decomposition of Ultrametric Spaces” at the Fractal Research Group Seminar and “Hyperbolization of Hyperspaces” at the Mathematical Physics and Dynamical Systems Seminar, both at UC Riverside on Oct. 28. Ibragimov also discussed “Hyperbolization of Metric Spaces and Hyperspaces” at UCLA’s Analysis and PDE Seminar Oct. 29.

Sam Behseta, Mathematics, was named to a two-year term as the executive editor of Chance magazine, a magazine about statistics and the use of statistics in society.

President Milton A. Gordon named Roberta Rikli, emeritus dean of the College of Health and Human Development and professor of kinesiology, in recognition of her 38 years of service, including tenures as department chair, associate dean and dean of the College of Health and Human Services. As dean, she led the conversion of the Nursing Department into School of Nursing and oversaw the development of the master's degrees in public health and social work, as well as a registered nurse pre-licensure and school nursing master degree and credential.

Nov. 5

Kristin Weaver-Bowman, Geological Science, was a co-leader of “The Great California ShakeOut Workshop for Science Educators” at the 2010 Southern California Earthquake Center annual meeting Sept. 11-12 in Palm Springs. Her associate, David Bowman, also led earthquake preparedness workshops for community groups in La Mirada and La Habra.

Cynthia Ellis, Music, served as program chair for the 38th annual National Flute Assocatiion Convention held in Anaheim Aug. 12-15. The CSUF Wind Ensemble, conducted by Mitchell Fennell, performed a special concert during the convention.

Pamela Madsen, Music, served as one of three music panelists for the 2010 Alpert Award in the Arts. Each year, five such panels in the fields of dance, film/video, music, theater and the visual arts select five "engaged, independent" artists to receive unrestricted $75,000 grants. Initiated and funded by the Herb Alpert Foundation and administered by California Institute of the Arts, the award rewards experimenters who are challenging and transforming art, their respective disciplines and society. Panelists are chosen for their knowledge of contemporary art practices; their integrity and aesthetic; and ethnic, geographic and gender diversity. Madsen and her co-panelists chose composer Lukas Ligeti for the award.

Todd Miller, Music, was honored with an Orange County Arts Achievement Award Sept. 22. The annual achievement awards recognize individuals for their accomplishments over the previous year; Miller serves as principal timpanist with the Pacific Symphony in addition to teaching.

Nov. 2

Brooke Fessler was appointed assistant director for annual campaigns in University Advancement effective Nov. 8. Previously she served as assistant director of development for the College of the Arts.


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